Monthly Archives: December 2013

Week 51: Exercising Empathizing

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author who spoke about the difference between empathy and sympathy. Have you every shared someone else’s feelings or emotions? If so, you have experienced empathy, which differs from sympathy in that … Continue reading

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Week 50: The Big 1-0!

It’s a very busy time of the year for everyone so I’m going to keep this week’s update short and sweet. Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to visit a Knit-a-square friend, Anne, who is instrumental in … Continue reading

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Week 49: Ubuntu

There is a word in the African culture called Ubuntu. Literally translated into “human-ness”, it has come to mean “I am, because of you.” According to Boyd Varty, an environmental and literacy activist, it means people are not people without … Continue reading

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Week 48: Black Lieday

Black Friday, for those of you who don’t live in North America or watch the news, is the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving and was invented by retailers to mark the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season. This year, the … Continue reading

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Week 47: Hibernation

Have you ever felt like hibernating? Not just when the weather is bad or it turns cold and dark, but because the world feels like an unforgiving place? I found this cartoon and would like to follow the instructions. I … Continue reading

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